🦃Why one school is publishing Experiences in their Communities, how to bring heightened visibility to key employers, lots of new knowledge base articles, and more!
As I'm sure you've heard, we recently launched a new content type for all uConnect platforms - Experiences! You can use the Experiences content type to feature opportunities that aren't quite jobs or internships, and aren't quite events either. The team at Indiana University School of Public Health's Office of Career Services understand well the career development value of such 'experiences', and upon hearing about the new content type immediately did an excellent job publishing new Experiences to their uConnect Career Communities for students to browse. To hear all about it, we spoke with Kim Ecenbarger, Associate Director of Career Services:
"Indiana University School of Public Health is highly invested in experiential learning. Many of our majors integrate field experience into the curriculum and almost all of our majors have a culminating internship at the completion of their practice-based degree. As part of our career development model, the SPH Office of Career Services promotes a take-action approach to career exploration. We encourage students to try things to see if professions are as they expected and to further affirm their career path.
As a career office, we often learn about service, research, travel abroad, shadowing, and professional development opportunities closely aligning with our career communities. We never knew quite where to place this information within our site. We often wavered whether it should be included in the Featured Jobs and Internship area, as a Blog, or as an Event. When we learned about the new Experience feature, we felt compelled to immediately integrate into our website lineup. We worked with Anna from uConnect. She offered excellent suggestions on how to rework our navigation bar to prominently promote this new feature. We now have an Experiences tab with Announcements, Student Experiences, Student Organizations, Featured Classes, and information about our Student Ambassador program included within. Thanks uConnect for understanding the work of career services and helping us get information to students efficiently and effectively."
Thanks so much for sharing Kim, and to you and your team for providing such an excellent example of how to use the Experiences content type! To check out IU SPH's great work for yourself, visit https://careers.publichealth.iu.edu/.
And if you have questions about the Experiences content type, or are ready to start publishing your own Experiences, just reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll help you get started!
In this DIY, you'll learn how to create employer profiles to help your community become more aware of unique job opportunities and current employer missions and goals!
Creating employer profiles to grant key employers the ability to publish jobs and have robust company profiles is a great way to increase traffic to certain employers that can be beneficial for students and your broader campus community.
When many employers are published at once, it can sometimes be difficult to bring extra visibility to a specific employer you want to feature front and center for your audience groups! One solution for increasing traffic to these employers is found through our expanded employer profile option on uConnect, which can be used to build out dedicated pages with more information for students to review during their decision making process while applying for jobs.
Expanded profiles, for instance, can include the employer’s social media accounts, a featured image, call to action buttons, and company description. With a profile in place, employers can also engage with students more easily by sharing career advice, highlighting employee success stories, promoting upcoming events and more.
An expanded employer profile below shows how a company’s social media information and company mission can be easily presented on the front end of your platform!
To add a new employer profile, follow the steps below:
- Under the Publish tab in the left-hand side menu of your dashboard, hover over Employers & Jobs, and select Employers
- From the Employers page, select Add New
- On the Basic Profile tab, add the company name, logo, contact information and accompanying tags (this is all that's needed in order to post jobs)
- Select the Expanded Profile tab to show additional fields for creating a profile page on your front end (here, you can include additional information like social media accounts, call to action buttons, and company descriptions)
- Make sure you toggle the Profile Page button on, so that the content you included in the Expanded Profile section is available on the front end!
- Select the Jobs tab to add, edit, and manage current job listings
- Click Preview to examine the profile and make changes as needed
- Once you're satisfied with the profile hit Publish
For questions on employer profiles, contact email@example.com, and a team member will be happy to assist!
Welcome to the newest members of the uConnect community! Great things are ahead.
The following partner schools are having their uConnect birthdays (aka anniversary of platform launch, but more fun).
Happy 5th Birthday to:
Happy 1st Birthday to:
- Strayer University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- University of Kentucky Gatton School of Business and Economics
Check out articles published over the past month and get in the know!
- Delete a custom page
- Choose a custom page template
- Turn published content back to a draft
- Reorder your classes
- Delete a class
- Create a form as a resource
- Platform management recommendations for large offices
- How do I tag a piece of content?